Ames Hawkins - Columbia College Chicago

Ames Hawkins

Associate Provost for Faculty Research and Development


Ames Hawkins the Associate Provost for Faculty Research and Development and a Professor of English and Creative Writing. Ames is author of These are Love(d) Letters, a genre-bending visual memoir and work of literary nonfiction that explores the cultural, critical, rhetorical, and personal work of the love letter. Hawkins’s work appears in a number of edited volumes, and across a range of academic and literary publications—both print and online—such as Pre/Text, Constellations, Palaver Journal, enculturation, Slag Glass City, The Feminist Wire, The Rumpus, and Water~Stone Review. Hawkins also co-hosted and co-produced the scholarly podcast Masters of Text ( Find out more at

Instructional Areas

Socially Engaged Practice, Queer/Trans Studies, Cultural Theories, Creative/Literary Nonfiction, Writing and Rhetoric

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Creative-Critical Scholarship, Multimodal Composing, Art Activism, Collaboration, Audio Texts/Soundwriting, Letter Writing/Epistolary Forms, Transgenre Writing/Queer Writing/Transpoetics, Cultural Rhetorics


B.A., American Culture University of Michigan 1990
M.A., Popular Culture Bowling Green State University 1992
Ph.D., English Wayne State University 2001